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Destined for Grace
updated: Mar 10, 2012, 9:15 AM
Destined for Grace founders, Rebecca Costa and Lindsey Connolly, grew up in Santa Barbara, California. They share a passion to help the children of Haiti and raise the quality of life in their country. The Non-Profit Corporation was established in July 2008 after seeing the need for help in Haiti. They have taken it upon themselves to do what they can in an effort to alleviate some of the burdens that the Haitian children face.
Destined for Grace is an organization whose goal is to aid the children of Haiti and provide them with love, hope and faith. Many children do not attend school because of the extreme level of poverty in their country. Destined for Grace knows the importance of education in the development of a child and has made it their mission to provide a safe environment for children to learn.
Destined for Grace has made it their goal to establish a school in Haiti and provide a refuge for children. We will provide these children with an excellent education as well as opportunities for the future. Through donations and fundraising, Destined for Grace will be able to educate, feed, and love the children of Mirebalais. We hope to inspire the children that attend our school so that they will want to pursue higher education.
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It is our desire that the school be self-sustainable. We will grow produce to feed the children while teaching them the process of cultivation. The school will employ a full time staff of Haitian teachers and workers to run the daily operations and oversee the daily care of the children. Destined for Grace takes pride in leading groups of volunteers to Haiti and exposing them to the needs of this suffering society. Due to the lack of an established mail system, it is crucial that trips are made monthly in order to deliver supplies.
We fund out project through three stores. Two thrift stores and one vintage/ antique store:
Destined for Grace Thrift stores are located at 5960 Hollister in Goleta (open Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5) and 5406 Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria (open Monday through Saturday 11-5)
Our vintage store is located at 2830 De La Vina in Santa Barbara open (Monday through Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5)
We also provide a pickup service for donations. The number is 805-619-0649.
Rebecca Costa and Lindsey Connolly
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